In tonight's show of Böyük Səhnə, the following candidates qualified for the next round:
- Azad Shabanov
- Erkin Osmanli
- Samira Efendiyeva
- Dilara Kazimova
- Khana Hasanova
- Elton Ibrahimov
All participants had performed cover versions of popular hits, with the jury voting on them right after the performances. Dilara Kazimova entertained the public with a very original version of Propellerheads' History Repeating - sang in the surroundings of a kitchen!
Most notably for Eurovision fans, Samira Efendiyeva sang the Albanian entry in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, It's All About You by Juliana Pasha, while Rilaya treated the public with her version of Drip Drop, the Azerbaijani entry in the same year.
The jury comprised five experts from the show business and arts scene in Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva (Eurovision representative of Azerbaijan in 2012), Eldar Gasimov (winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest), Tunzala Agayeva (composer and singer), Faiq Suceddinov (popular singer), and Zumruz Dadashzade (professor of the Baku Music Academy).
Here are the complete results of jury voting (in order of appearance, qualifiers in bold):
- Hülya Ibadova (43 points)
- Erkin Osmanli (49 points)
- Valeria Huseynzadeh (Rilaya) (42 points)
- Azad Shabanov (49 points)
- Samira Efendiyeva (48 points)
- Aydin Eyvazzade (39 points)
- Khana Hasanova (46 points)
- Fuad Asadov (39 points)
- Dilara Kazimova (48 points)
- Elton Ibrahimov (45 points)
In the interval, the female contestants joined force an presented their version of Jamala's song Smile, with which she participated in the Ukrainian national selection for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Don't remember it? Then check it out on youtube!
The third show of Böyük Səhnə will take place next Sunday, February 23rd.